3D desktop company BumpTop, profiled here in the past, has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed sum.
HP's new TM2 swivelling tablet is an evolution of its surprisingly long-running tablet series, and it's definitely a worthy younger brother to the TouchSmart 600 all-in-one. BumpTop, the new desktop alternative, is a huge step up for the line.
For all its new multi-touch goodness, Windows 7 only has about 7 basic gestures. So if you're all about the touch (and say, have a tablet PC) BumpTop's stack of unique new gestures could be a very good thing.
Researchers and developers are always trying to reinvent the desktop, taking it in multiple directions more similar to real life, like this BumpTop, or more similar to a Virtual Reality type desktop that you see in the movies.